Northern Uzbeks in Sweden


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Main Language
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Evangelical
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Introduction / History

The Uzbeks are a Turkic people group located primarily in Central Asia. The earliest ancestors of the Uzbeks, the Central Asian Turks, aided Genghis Khan in his conquest of Eastern Europe in the 1300s. Eventually, as unity between the Turks and Mongols faded, numerous warring kingdoms were formed. It was from several of these kingdoms that the Uzbeks descended. By the mid-1800s, most of the Uzbeks had been conquered by the Russians. They lived under czarist rule until the Bolshevik Revolution brought the communists to power in 1917. The new socialist government forced many of the Uzbek nomads and farmers to live on collective farms. When the Soviet Union broke up in 1991, Uzbekistan became an independent nation. At that time, some of them managed to leave for Western countries like Sweden in search of better jobs and education.


Where Are they Located?

The majority of Uzbeks are in Central Asian countries, especially Uzbekistan. A small number of managed to migrate to Western countries like Sweden.


What Are Their Lives Like?

The Uzbeks in Sweden had to live under the threat of surveillance from the government of Uzbekistan. There are many good reasons they would want to migrate to Europe. Sweden has been friendly towards asylum seekers, but one mentally unstable Uzbek asylum seeker made things difficult for others by using a truck as a weapon in Sweden killing five.


What Are Their Beliefs?

Uzbeks were traditionally Sunni Muslims, but Islam was weakened during the decades of harsh communist enforced secularism. There are mosques in Sweden where Uzbeks can meet other Muslims and have personal contact, but many of them are secularized. For many, Islam is part of their culture and identity, but not a heart-felt spiritual guide. Though they are a people group yet to be reached for Christ, the Northern Uzbeks do have Christian resources in their language: they have the New Testament, Old Testament Bible portions, along with the JESUS Film and other audio/visual productions. Believers can make sure they have access to these in the Uzbek language.


What Are Their Needs?

The Uzbek people in Sweden need to submit to Jesus Christ so they can experience the abundant life He offers them in John 10:10. They are in a land of religious freedom, but the workers are still few.


Prayer Points

* Scripture Prayers for the Uzbek, Northern in Sweden.

Pray that the Uzbek people in Sweden will have a spiritual hunger that will open their hearts to the King of kings. Pray for workers who are driving by the love and boldness of the Holy Spirit to go to them. Pray for a disciple making movement among them to begin this decade.


Profile Source:   Joshua Project  

People Name General Uzbek, Northern
People Name in Country Uzbek, Northern
Pronunciation OOZ-bek
Natural Name Northern Uzbeks
Natural Pronunciation OOZ-beks
Population this Country 3,000
Population all Countries 31,349,000
Total Countries 19
Indigenous No
Progress Scale 1
Unreached Yes
Frontier People Group Yes
Pioneer Workers Needed 1
Alternate Names Northern Uzbek; Ouzbek; Ozbek; Usbaki; Uzbeki; Wuzibieke; उज़्बेक, नॉर्दर्न
People ID 14039
ROP3 Code 107469
Country Sweden
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked
Country Sweden
Region Europe, Western
Continent Europe
10/40 Window No
National Bible Society Website
Persecution Rank Not ranked

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Primary Language Uzbek, Northern (3,000 speakers)
Language Code uzn   Ethnologue Listing
Language Written Yes   ScriptSource Listing
Total Languages 1
Primary Language Uzbek, Northern (3,000 speakers)
Language Code uzn   Ethnologue Listing
Total Languages 1
People Groups Speaking Uzbek, Northern

Primary Language:  Uzbek, Northern

Bible Translation Status  (Years)
Bible-Portions Yes  (1891-1992)
Bible-New Testament Yes  (1992-2010)
Bible-Complete Yes  (2016)
Bible-NT Audio Online
Bible-NT Text Online
Possible Print Bibles
Amazon
World Bibles
Forum Bible Agencies
National Bible Societies
World Bible Finder
Virtual Storehouse
Resource Type Resource Name
Audio Recordings Audio Bible teaching (GRN)
Audio Recordings Online New Testament (FCBH)
Audio Recordings Story of Jesus audio (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video God's Story Video
Film / Video Indigitube.tv Video / Animation
Film / Video Jesus Film: view in Uzbek, Northern
Film / Video LUMO film of Gospels
Film / Video Magdalena (Jesus Film Project)
Film / Video More Than Dreams-Mohammed
Film / Video My Last Day (Jesus Film Project Anime)
Film / Video Story of Jesus for Children (JF Project)
Film / Video The Prophets' Story
Film / Video The Tomb of Daniel
General Got Questions Ministry
General Walk with the Prophets and meet the Messiah
Mobile App Download Audio Bible app as APK File from FCBH
Text / Printed Matter Bible: Oʻzbekcha (Ўзбекча) - Uzbek
Text / Printed Matter Jesus Messiah comic book
Text / Printed Matter Online Bible text (Scripture Earth)
Primary Religion: Islam
Major Religion Percent
Buddhism
0.00 %
Christianity  (Evangelical 0.00 %)
0.00 %
Ethnic Religions
0.00 %
Hinduism
0.00 %
Islam
86.00 %
Non-Religious
14.00 %
Other / Small
0.00 %
Unknown
0.00 %
Christian Segments Percent
Anglican
Unknown
Independent
Unknown
Orthodox
Unknown
Other Christian
Unknown
Protestant
Unknown
Roman Catholic
Unknown
Photo Source Fulvio Spada  Creative Commons  Used with permission
Profile Source Joshua Project  
Data Sources Data is compiled from various sources. Read more


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